Melachim I 4

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Melachim I (Book of 1 Kings), Chapter 4

'"`UNIQ--named-00000000-QINU`"'1 And king Solomon was king over all Israel.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000001-QINU`"'2 And these were the princes whom he had: Azariah the son of Zadok, the priest;

'"`UNIQ--named-00000002-QINU`"'3 Elihoreph and Ahijah, the sons of Shisha, scribes; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder;

'"`UNIQ--named-00000003-QINU`"'4 and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the host; and Zadok and Abiathar were priests;

'"`UNIQ--named-00000004-QINU`"'5 and Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers; and Zabud the son of Nathan was chief minister and the king's friend;

'"`UNIQ--named-00000005-QINU`"'6 and Ahishar was over the household; and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the levy.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000006-QINU`"'7 And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided victuals for the king and his household: each man had to make provision for a month in the year.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000007-QINU`"'8 And these are their names: The son of Hur, in the hill-country of Ephraim;

'"`UNIQ--named-00000008-QINU`"'9 the son of Deker, in Makaz, and in Shaalbim, and Beth-shemesh, and Elon-beth-hanan;

'"`UNIQ--named-00000009-QINU`"'10 the son of Hesed, in Arubboth; to him pertained Socoh, and all the land of Hepher;

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000A-QINU`"'11 the son of Abinadab, in all the region of Dor; he had Taphath the daughter of Solomon to wife;

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000B-QINU`"'12 Baana the son of Ahilud, in Taanach and Megiddo, and all Beth-shean which is beside Zarethan, beneath Jezreel, from Beth-shean to Abel-meholah, as far as beyond Jokmeam;

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000C-QINU`"'13 the son of Geber, in Ramoth-gilead; to him pertained the villages of Jair the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead; even to him pertained the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, threescore great cities with walls and brazen bars;

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000D-QINU`"'14 Ahinadab the son of Iddo, in Mahanaim;

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000E-QINU`"'15 Ahimaaz, in Naphtali; he also took Basemath the daughter of Solomon to wife;

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000F-QINU`"'16 Baana the son of Hushai, in Asher and Bealoth;

'"`UNIQ--named-00000010-QINU`"'17 Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in Issachar;

'"`UNIQ--named-00000011-QINU`"'18 Shimei the son of Ela, in Benjamin;

'"`UNIQ--named-00000012-QINU`"'19 Geber the son of Uri, in the land of Gilead, the country of Sihon king of the Amorites and of Og king of Bashan; and one officer that was over all the officers in the land.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000013-QINU`"'20 Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and making merry.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000014-QINU`"'1 And Solomon ruled over all the kingdoms from the River unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt; they brought presents, and served Solomon all the days of his life.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000015-QINU`"'2 And Solomon's provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour, and threescore measures of meal;

'"`UNIQ--named-00000016-QINU`"'3 ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and a hundred sheep, beside harts, and gazelles, and roebucks, and fatted fowl.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000017-QINU`"'4 For he had dominion over all the region on this side the River, from Tiphsah even to Gaza, over all the kings on this side the River; and he had peace on all sides round about him.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000018-QINU`"'5 And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig-tree, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, all the days of Solomon.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000019-QINU`"'6 And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000001A-QINU`"'7 And those officers provided victual for king Solomon, and for all that came unto king Solomon's table, every man in his month; they let nothing be lacking.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000001B-QINU`"'8 Barley also and straw for the horses and swift steeds brought they unto the place where it should be, every man according to his charge.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000001C-QINU`"'9 And G-d gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea-shore.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000001D-QINU`"'10 And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east, and all the wisdom of Egypt.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000001E-QINU`"'11 For he was wiser than all men: than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Calcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol; and his fame was in all the nations round about.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000001F-QINU`"'12 And he spoke three thousand proverbs; and his songs were a thousand and five.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000020-QINU`"'13 And he spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall; he spoke also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000021-QINU`"'14 And there came of all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, who had heard of his wisdom.

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